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Marathon

Long distance endurance and strategy

While in Flatwater Racing events, paddlers race on a straight course, Marathon Racing involves paddling sleek racing craft over long distances, on either the flatwater of lakes, and dams, or the flowing water of a river. Traditional Marathon Racing competitions, like ICF World Cup and World Championships, involve a fixed flatwater course with regular portages, where the paddler must carry the canoe or kayak. Each race lasts approximately 3 hours.

Many popular marathons are raced down sections of river, where the paddler must negociate the currents, rapids or weirs, or else portage around these obstacles. Some of these events attract over 2000 athletes each year and are often run inseveral stages over several days.

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ECA Competitions

2021 ECA Canoe Marathon Masters ...
July 5. - 6. 2021, Moscow, RUS
2021 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
July 8. - 11. 2021, Moscow, RUS
2022 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
July 18. - 24. 2022, Silkeborg, DEN
2023 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2023, Slavonski Brod, CRO
All competitions

NEWS

2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships cancelled
2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships cancelled

After communication with the Organising Committee and Mr. Ruud Heijselaar - ECA Technical delegate for Canoe Marathon, taking into the consideration the critical low number of entries and new health measures for entering Hungary, ECA Board of Directors accepted proposal from the OC and ECA TD to cancel the European Canoe Marathon Championships Gyor 2020.

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BULLETIN – 2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships
BULLETIN – 2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships

The 2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships will take place this October in Gyor, Hungary, as it has been announced earlier this month. The championships is scheduled for 1 – 4 October 2020.

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Canoe Marathon Master competition at European Championships will not be held
Canoe Marathon Master competition at European Championships will not be held

We would like to inform all interested parties that this year the Master competition within the 2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Gyor, Hungary, will not be held. Thank you for understanding.

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